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bug#8308: 23.3; Use utf-8 for writing abbrev file

From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: bug#8308: 23.3; Use utf-8 for writing abbrev file
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 12:26:15 +0100
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Am 21.03.2011 11:54, schrieb Eli Zaretskii:
From: Leo<address@hidden>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 18:01:17 +0800

Would you agree to use utf-8-emacs instead, which covers all characters.

That's better, but the characters outside Unicode are still going to
do bad things to any software except Emacs.  AFAIK, emacs-mule is a
superset of iso-2022 in the same way as utf-8-emacs is a superset of

Can you tell what is the purpose of this change?

Make abbrev file editable to other editors.

If we are really keen on making the abbrev files editable to other
editors, we should make sure they are encoded in some encoding that
these other editors will understand.  That probably calls for using
utf-8 for everything that's covered by Unicode, and using other
appropriate encodings for characters outside Unicode.


sounds interesting for me, as not just other editors are at stake AFAIU, but auto-generated abbrevs produced by programms.

These might be theme-specific, cover items of medicine, jura etc.
Could offer modes with preloaded abbrevs resp. to matter of writing.



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